Monday, January 20, 2020

January 26, 2020


*CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 117:1-2 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

*OPENING HYMN: (#245) Great Is Thy Faithfulness

PRAYER OF ADORATION AND INVOCATION

*THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI (#572)

THE LAW OF GOD – First Commandment – No Other Gods

CONFESSION OF SIN [Adapted from CRC Book of Praise]
O eternal God and merciful Father, we humble ourselves before your great majesty, against which we have frequently and grievously sinned. We acknowledge that we deserve nothing less than eternal death, that we are unclean before you and children of wrath. We continually transgress your commandments, failing to do what you have commanded, and doing that which you have expressly forbidden. We acknowledge our waywardness, and are heartily sorry for all our sins. We are not worthy to be called your children, nor to lift up our eyes heavenward to you in prayer. Nevertheless, O Lord God and gracious Father, we know that your mercy toward those who turn to you is infinite; and so we take courage to call upon you, trusting in our Mediator Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Forgive all our sins for Christ’s sake. Cover us with his innocence and righteousness, for the glory of your name. Deliver our understanding from all blindness, and our hearts from all willfulness and rebellion, we pray through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON [Psalm 32:1]
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

*PREPARATION HYMN: (#270) At the Name of Jesus

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 124 page 517

NEW TESTAMENT READING: Romans 15:14-33 page 949

*SERMON TEXT: Mark 13:1-2 page 849
SERMON: Old and New
PREACHING: Pastor Steve Magee

*RESPONSE HYMN: (#404) The Church's One Foundation

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY (#567) and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*CONFESSION OF FAITH Heidelberg Catechism Question 1
Q: What is your only comfort in life and death?
A: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

*CLOSING HYMN: (#446) Be Thou My Vision

*BENEDICTION







* Congregation standing as able
Evening Service
Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for the Evening Worship Service

Bible Reading Discussion
Mark 13:1-2 page 849

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: (#284) Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Second Hymn: (#286) Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

Prayer of Intercession and Illumination

Sermon: We have escaped! From what? – Psalm 124 page 517

Preaching: Pastor Steve Magee

The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

Gloria Patri

Benediction



Pastor: Steve Magee, Leading Worship Today: Ernie Shipman
Elders: Doug Camp, Skip Phelps, John Coskery, Dave Herrod, Stephen Leavitt
Deacons: Steve Rohrdanz, John Warenda, Steve Hamilton,
Bruce Henderson, Michael Huizenga
Pianist: Laura Picciano
Greeting this morning: Sharon & Joel Baker
Greeting next week: Janet & John Coskery

EXETER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA)
Nourishing the Soul in the Hope of the Resurrection
(603) 772-7479 www.exeterpca.org











Welcome
to
Exeter Presbyterian Church

January 26, 2020










"This is the day that the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24


Monday, January 13, 2020

January 19. 2020


*CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

*OPENING HYMN: (#222) O God, Our Help in Ages Past

PRAYER OF ADORATION AND INVOCATION

*THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI (#572)

THE LAW OF GOD – The 2nd Great Commandment [Mt 22:39]

CONFESSION OF SIN [Based upon The Book of Common Worship, 2nd order]
Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare those, O God, who confess their sins. Restore those who are penitent; According to Your promises declared to us in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; To the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON [1 John 1:9]
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

*PREPARATION HYMN: (#259) O Lord, How Shall I Meet You (new tune)

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 123 page 517

NEW TESTAMENT READING: Romans 15:1-13 page 949

*SERMON TEXT: Mark 12:35-44 page 849
SERMON: The Scribes and the Christ
PREACHING: Pastor Steve Magee

*RESPONSE HYMN: (#457) Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY (#567) and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*CONFESSION OF FAITH The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

*CLOSING HYMN: (#528) Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

*BENEDICTION

* Congregation standing as able
Evening Service
Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for the Evening Worship Service

Bible Reading Discussion
Mark 12:35-44 page 849

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: (#123) To You, O Lord, I Lift My Eyes (Use “Eternal Father”)

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Second Hymn: (#400) Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me

Prayer of Intercession and Illumination

Sermon: The Eyes of Servants – Psalm 123 page 517

Preaching: Pastor Steve Magee

The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

Gloria Patri

Benediction



Pastor: Steve Magee, Leading Worship Today: Stephen Leavitt
Elders: Doug Camp, Skip Phelps, John Coskery, Dave Herrod, Stephen Leavitt
Deacons: Steve Rohrdanz, John Warenda, Steve Hamilton,
Bruce Henderson, Michael Huizenga
Pianist: Ichiko Harju
Greeting this morning: Esther Gentile
Greeting next week: Sharon & Joel Baker

EXETER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA)
Nourishing the Soul in the Hope of the Resurrection
(603) 772-7479 www.exeterpca.org











Welcome
to
Exeter Presbyterian Church

January 19, 2020










"This is the day that the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24


Sunday, January 5, 2020

January 12, 2020


*CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 150:1-2 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!

*OPENING HYMN: (#146) Praise the Lord! My Soul, O Praise Him!

PRAYER OF ADORATION AND INVOCATION

*THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI (#572)

THE LAW OF GOD – The 1st Great Commandment [Mt 22:37]

CONFESSION OF SIN [Adapted from Calvin’s Form of Church Prayers]
Eternal and Almighty Father, we acknowledge and confess before your holy majesty, that we are poor sinners; conceived and born in guilt and in corruption, prone to evil, unable of ourselves to do any good; who, because of our depravity, transgress without end your holy commandments. Therefore we have drawn upon ourselves, by your just sentence, condemnation and death. But, O Lord, with heartfelt sorrow we repent and deplore our offenses! We condemn ourselves and our evil ways, with true penitence beseeching that your grace may relieve our distress. Be pleased then to have compassion upon us, O most gracious God, Father of all mercies, for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. And, in removing our guilt and our pollution, grant us the daily increase of the grace of your Holy Spirit; that, acknowledging from our inmost hearts our own unrighteousness, we may be touched with sorrow that shall work true repentance; and that your Spirit, mortifying all sin within us, may produce the fruits of holiness and righteousness well-pleasing in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON [Psalm 32:1]
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

*PREPARATION HYMN: (#163) Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 122 page 517

NEW TESTAMENT READING: Romans 14:13-23 page 949

*SERMON TEXT: Mark 12:28-34 page 848
SERMON: The Law of Love and the King of Grace
PREACHING: Pastor Steve Magee

*RESPONSE HYMN: (#351) How Deep the Father's Love for Us

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY (#567) and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*CONFESSION OF FAITH The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

*CLOSING HYMN: (#425) How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place

*BENEDICTION





* Congregation standing as able
Evening Service
Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for the Evening Worship Service

Bible Reading Discussion
Mark 12:28-34 page 848

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: (#122A) I Was Filled with Joy and Gladness

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Second Hymn: (#167) Jesus, Where'er Your People Meet

Prayer of Intercession and Illumination

Sermon: Peace, Love, and the House of God – Psalm 122 page 517

Preaching: Pastor Steve Magee

The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

Gloria Patri

Benediction



Pastor: Steve Magee, Leading Worship Today: Dave Herrod
Elders: Doug Camp, Skip Phelps, John Coskery, Dave Herrod, Stephen Leavitt
Deacons: Steve Rohrdanz, John Warenda, Steve Hamilton,
Bruce Henderson, Michael Huizenga
Pianist: Ichiko Harju
Greeting this morning: Maren & Bruce Henderson
Greeting next week: Esther Gentile

EXETER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA)
Nourishing the Soul in the Hope of the Resurrection
(603) 772-7479 www.exeterpca.org











Welcome
to
Exeter Presbyterian Church

January 12, 2020










"This is the day that the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January 5, 2020


*CALL TO WORSHIP: Romans 11:33 -36 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" "Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

*OPENING HYMN: (#220) Give Praise to God

PRAYER OF ADORATION AND INVOCATION

*THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI (#572)

THE LAW OF GOD – “Follow Me”

CONFESSION OF SIN
Father God, Your ways are holy, perfect, and altogether righteous. But we have denied You by our thoughts, words, and actions. We have had unclean hearts. We have not loved You as we should. We have sought to justify ourselves in the sight of men, but have not sought Your face. We have not had a right and appropriate fear of You. And our love for You has been weak.
Please be our helper as we come to You this morning. We come as a community of faith that You have called together for such a time as this. We come in the perfect righteousness of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We come with boldness in Him. We come to You now with both fear and love - with that fear of You which is the beginning of wisdom - and with true love for You, because You first loved us. We repent of all known sin, and trust in Your unfailing love for Your children, In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON [Romans 8:12-15]
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
*PREPARATION HYMN: (#271) Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 121 page 516

NEW TESTAMENT READING: Romans 14:1-12 page 948

*SERMON TEXT: Mark 12:18-27 page 848
SERMON: Is Resurrection Real?
PREACHING: Pastor Steve Magee

*RESPONSE HYMN: (#435) Not What My Hands Have Done

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY (#567) and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*CONFESSION OF FAITH Heidelberg Catechism Question 1
Q: What is your only comfort in life and death?
A: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

*CLOSING HYMN: (#485) Like a River Glorious

*BENEDICTION



* Congregation standing as able
Evening Service
Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for the Evening Worship Service

Bible Reading Discussion
Mark 12:18-27 page 848

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: (#156) Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Second Hymn: (#275) Arise, My Soul, Arise

Prayer of Intercession and Illumination

Sermon: My Help Comes from the Lord – Psalm 121 page 516

Preaching: Pastor Steve Magee

The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

Gloria Patri

Benediction



Pastor: Steve Magee, Leading Worship Today: Dave Herrod
Elders: Doug Camp, Skip Phelps, John Coskery, Dave Herrod, Stephen Leavitt
Deacons: Steve Rohrdanz, John Warenda, Steve Hamilton,
Bruce Henderson, Michael Huizenga
Pianist: Ichiko Harju
Greeting this morning: Maren & Bruce Henderson
Greeting next week: Lori & Brian Murphy

EXETER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA)
Nourishing the Soul in the Hope of the Resurrection
(603) 772-7479 www.exeterpca.org











Welcome
to
Exeter Presbyterian Church

January 5, 2020










"This is the day that the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24


Sunday, December 29, 2019

December 29, 2019


*CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 56:4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

*OPENING HYMN: (#284) Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

PRAYER OF ADORATION AND INVOCATION

*THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI (#572)

THE LAW OF GOD – The Tenth Commandment – Covetousness

CONFESSION OF SIN [Based upon Deuteronomy 6 and Hebrews 7]
O great and everlasting God, Who dwells in unapproachable light, Who searches and knows the thoughts and intentions of the heart; we confess that we have not loved you with all our heart, nor with all our soul, nor with all our mind, nor with all our strength; nor our neighbors as ourselves. We have loved what we ought not to have loved; we have coveted what is not ours; we have not been content with Your provisions for us. We have complained in our hearts about our family, about our friends, about our health, about our occupations, about Your church, and about our trials. We have sought our security in those things which perish, rather than in You, the Everlasting God. Chasten, cleanse, and forgive us, through Jesus Christ, who is able for all time to save us who approach You through him, since he always lives to make intercession for us. In Jesus Name. Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON [Colossians 2:13-14] And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

*PREPARATION HYMN: (#233) O Father, You Are Sovereign

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 120 page 516
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Romans 13 page 948

*SERMON TEXT: Mark 12:13-17 page 848
SERMON: Whose Likeness and Inscription Is This?
PREACHING: Pastor Steve Magee

*RESPONSE HYMN: (#492) How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY (#567) and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*CONFESSION OF FAITH Heidelberg Catechism Question 1
Q: What is your only comfort in life and death?
A: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

*CLOSING HYMN: (#405) I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

*BENEDICTION









* Congregation standing as able
Evening Service
Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for the Evening Worship Service

Bible Reading Discussion
Mark 12:13-17 page 848

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: (#245) Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Second Hymn: (#391) Come, O Come Thou Quickening Spirit

Prayer of Intercession and Illumination

Sermon: A Person of Peace in a World at War – Psalm 120 page 516

Preaching: Pastor Steve Magee

The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

Gloria Patri

Benediction



Pastor: Steve Magee, Leading Worship Today: Steve Magee
Elders: Doug Camp, Skip Phelps, John Coskery, Dave Herrod, Stephen Leavitt
Deacons: Steve Rohrdanz, John Warenda, Steve Hamilton,
Bruce Henderson, Michael Huizenga
Pianist: Laura Picciano
Greeting this morning: Simone & Norm Farland
Greeting next week: Maren & Bruce Henderson

EXETER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA)
Nourishing the Soul in the Hope of the Resurrection
(603) 772-7479 www.exeterpca.org











Welcome
to
Exeter Presbyterian Church

December 29, 2019










"This is the day that the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas Eve, 2019 - 5 pm


Welcome and Opening Prayer

Unison Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving

O Source of all good,
What shall we give to You for the Gift of all gifts,
Your own dear Son?

He took our flesh and became the Son of Man,
In order that He should make us become with Him sons of God.

He clothed Himself in our poverty,
In order to transfer to us His riches.

He took upon Himself our weakness.
In order to strengthen us by His power.

He assumed our mortal condition,
In order to give to us immortality.

He descended to earth,
In order to raise us to heaven.

O God, let us hear good tidings of great joy,
And hearing, may we believe, rejoice, praise, and adore.

Forgive us our sins, and receive our worship this night.
In Jesus Name. Amen.

O Come, All Ye Faithful” (319)

Luke 2:1-7

[1] In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. [2] This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. [3] And all went to be registered, each to his own town. [4] And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, [5] to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. [6] And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. [7] And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Angels We Have Heard on High” (318)

Luke 2:8-14

[8] And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. [9] And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. [10] And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. [11] For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. [12] And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” [13] And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
[14] “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those
with whom he is pleased!”

O Little Town of Bethlehem” (323)

Luke 2:15-20

[15] When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” [16] And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. [17] And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. [18] And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. [19] But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. [20] And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (311)

Prayer

Christmas Eve Message – Matthew 1:20 – The Spirit of Christmas


Offering for PCA Disaster Relief Fund:
Ministerial Relief for PCA Widows and Orphans

Silent Night” (315)

Benediction

Exeter Presbyterian Church
73 Winter Street *  Exeter, NH 03833  *  (603) 772-7479
Church Website: www.exeterpca.org    **   Email:  pastor@exeterpca.org
Christmas Eve, 2019
5 PM

Sunday, December 15, 2019

December 22, 2019


*CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 145:10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you!

*OPENING HYMN: (#268) Of the Father's Love Begotten

PRAYER OF ADORATION AND INVOCATION

*THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI (#572)

THE LAW OF GOD – The Ninth Commandment – Truth

CONFESSION OF SIN [Based upon Romans 3]
Our great and glorious God, You who know and judge the secrets of every human heart; We do acknowledge and confess that we have followed our father Adam in revolting against your commandments. We have turned from your ways and from your blessed Presence, and have reaped the misery of turning away from You, the very Author of life. None of us is righteous, no not one; None of us has understanding, none of us seeks God; Our throats are opened graves; we use our tongues to deceive; Our mouths are full of cursing and bitterness; Our feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery are in our paths, and the way of peace we have not known; There is no fear of God before our eyes. We appeal to you, through your great mercy made manifest in Jesus Christ Your obedient Son, that you would forgive our sins for His sake; That you would make many righteous through His one act of obedience; That where our sin has increased, Your grace would abound. Just as Christ was raised from the dead by your glory, so also may we walk in newness of life. Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON [Isaiah 55:7] Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

*PREPARATION HYMN: (#317) What Child Is This

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 119:169-176 page 516
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Romans 12 page 947

*SERMON TEXT: Philippians 2:28-30 page 981
SERMON: The Lord Has Come – He Shines Through His Church
PREACHING: Pastor Steve Magee

*RESPONSE HYMN: (#336) O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY (#567) and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*CONFESSION OF FAITH The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

*CLOSING HYMN: (#297) Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
*BENEDICTION * Congregation standing as able
Evening Service
Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for the Evening Worship Service

Bible Reading Discussion
Philippians 2:28-30 page 981

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: (#300) Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Second Hymn: (#243) How Firm a Foundation

Prayer of Intercession and Illumination

Sermon: A Lost Sheep and a Good Shepherd – Psalm 119:169-176 page 516

Preaching: Pastor Steve Magee

The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper
There is a GF alternative on the back table; please help yourself or ask a server for assistance. The purple cups on the center rings of the communion tray have juice for those who do not drink wine.

Gloria Patri

Benediction


Pastor: Steve Magee, Leading Worship Today: Ernie Shipman
Elders: Doug Camp, Skip Phelps, John Coskery, Dave Herrod, Stephen Leavitt
Deacons: Steve Rohrdanz, John Warenda, Steve Hamilton,
Bruce Henderson, Michael Huizenga
Pianist: Laura Picciano
Greeting this morning: Maria & Kurt Goepfert
Greeting next week: Simone & Norm Farland

EXETER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA)
Nourishing the Soul in the Hope of the Resurrection
(603) 772-7479 www.exeterpca.org











Welcome
to
Exeter Presbyterian Church

December 22, 2019










"This is the day that the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24